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December 15, 2021
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Sean Bredt

What Happens When a Burglar Enters Your Home?

Protecting your home from theft means understanding how burglars think and adjusting your home security appropriately. Burglars waste no time and may spend less than 10 minutes in your home. Often, they start where most people keep jewelry and other valuables — the master bedroom. Although burglars may case out your home prior to the robbery, they’re typically looking for grab-and-go items of value such as electronics, jewelry, credit cards, and expensive electronics. In that time, burglars can take thousands of dollars’ worth of your belongings.

Factors that make your home attractive to burglars include:

  • A vacant home (typically during the day)
  • Wealthier neighbourhoods
  • A tall fence
  • Homes in a middle lot (houses on both sides)
  • Overgrown landscaping that obscures doors or windows
  • Expensive cars and other signs of valuables
  • No security equipment cameras

Sometimes, the people who rob you, know you and your family and many robbers return to rob you again! So, it makes sense to take precautions to protect your home against these invaders with wired or wireless security systems. Yet, up to 75% of homes don’t have a security system.

Protecting My Home from Theft

Here are some simple but effective tips on protecting your home from theft:

  • Install locks. Window locks, padlocks, bars, bolts, and grates make it harder for burglars to get into and out of your home. If you already have locks, make sure they are in good working order. Change the locks frequently to maintain your security.
  • Invest in home security, such as:
    • Burglar alarm systems
    • Motion, glass break, and contact sensors on windows and doors
    • Security cameras that cover entry points and are tamper-proof
  • Opt for security over privacy. Trim shrubs and trees around windows for visibility. High fences provide privacy but also make it easier for thieves to enter your home unseen. Consider a lower fence or chain link or maximize visibility.
  • Let your light shine. You could also deter theft by installing exterior lighting around thefront and back of your home.
  • Keep valuables out of sight. Sadly, some burglaries are committed by people who know the homeowners. So, use safes, secure jewelry boxes, and other methods to keep valuables out of sight.

Memories, belongings, expectations. Protect them all with these tips from the York police. When installing a thinkpro security system, remember to place a security camera indoors and outdoors to capture the footage you need to deter burglars or to catch them in the act should they enter your home.

Forget hidden fees and restrictive contracts by adopting flexible, affordable security solutions. thinkpro—If only the rest of your life were this easy.

Are you ready to talk to a pro? Call 1-855-76-THINK or 1-855-76-84465 or contact us online to learn more about our products and services. thinkpro can help you protect your home.


10 minutes—comes from competitor, so not attributed: 25 Burglary Statistics to Keep You Aware in 2021 | Spendmenot (API alarm)

What burglars want: https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/crime/we-asked-86-burglars-how-they-broke-into-homes/277-344333696


Surprising Home Burglary Facts And Stats – Forbes Advisor

How do burglars choose a house to rob? - Hi Tech Home Protector